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CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:30pm PST
of republican obstructionists who worked hard to shut down the government, folks with the national deficit dropping at its fastest rate in 60 years? it is time to stop the obsession with deficits and start an obsession about middle-class job creation. >> well, governor granholm, i'm going to give the president credit for these numbers -- >> stop the presses -- >> but this nation is still woefully unemployed. he has to take credit for that, too. i know his numbers could not have come at a better time for an administration that's had a rough couple months. in the crossfire tonight, a pair of economic experts, david madlin director of the american worker project for the center of political progress. >> and david, let me start with you. even though this morning's jobs numbers sound really good. a lot of people are just giving up and stopping looking for jobs. they're going on disability. the dependency on government has absolutely ballooned until this quote/unquote recovery. i think folks in your camp want more dependence on government, yes? >> no, we want jobs. >> but how dots there? >> in fa
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
deficit through chapter 9 bankruptcy. but as the court ruling showed, it was rushed into bankruptcy. governor schneider did not use bankruptcy as a last-ditch effort to save detroit. he used it as a first-ditch effort to make sure his buddies on wall street get paid first. the banks are at the front of the line, with their hand out, looking for the money that detroit generates. detroit is not broke. detroit generates nearly $2 billion in revenue in tax revenue every year. not only that, the governor had his eye on the pension fund, since he got into office. so, you know, for us, we pay taxes, because we want services. kevin orr does not understand how to deliver that service. he does not understand how to run a city. he understands how to take companies through bankruptcy. >> yeah. >> and if anybody thought that anything but bankruptcy was going to be the outcome when jones day and kevin orr is there, and then they hire all the consultants that come in from wall street, myers brinkerhoff gobbling up $5 million a month in tax revenue from the citizens of detroit and not putting a pol
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
the double-doubles. washington, our chief washington correspondent. you want to talk about the deficit. this will not go away. are people actually concerned about high deductibles? >> you certainly have a lot of republicans who will talk about it. there talking about the problems with healthcare.gov and they are also talking about the way the rubber meets the road. the prices that they are paying for premiums that are out there and the deductibles are going up as well. this is another talking point for them. they have criticized the health care law. we will have several members on capitol hill and this is one of the questions they will have to answer. rollout, theo the website is operating better. they will make this point over and over. >> lawmakers actually have a deadline of their own to sign up for the affordable care act. how is that going? >> there is actually a different website. technically, they are members of a small business. that is the congress of the united states. they are operating off of the d.c. exchange. the deadline is december 23. december 9 is the deadline for mem
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no. no. these extraordinary circumstances continue, as indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national economic impact would be shortsighted. to ignore the human, the individual human impact would be coldhearted. that is not the better nation -- the better nature of our nation. i trust of this congress. th
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
, and that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or hire high- priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense. and so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged, and that increases cynicism and polarization, and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. so this is an issue that we have to tackle head on. and if, in fact, the majority of americans agree that our number- one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans, the question is, why has washington consistently failed to act? and i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first, there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor -- that this isn't a broad-based problem, this is a black problem or a hispanic problem or a native american problem. now, it's
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
-term consequen consequences and builds deficits into our future. we need to take those into account as you all craft policy, we as advocates promote policies. this is not just an immediate problem. it's a long-term crisis for our country. >> i would love to hear from you all. are people saying, hey, lisa, vera, we would hire you, but we know you wouldn't stay here for this $8 an hour, so therefore, we aren't going to hire you? >> representative moore, here is how i want to answer that. you can't prove age discrimination, but i lost my job of 14 years two weeks before i turned 50. two black happy birthday balloons were very appropriate this year. on the online job applications that you are forced to fill out, they make you put in the dates of your college degree or you can't go further. you have to put in a date. so yes, can you prove it? probably not. so here is what i was on the verge of doing. i have a friend in the billboard business. we were going to put a billboard, and i'm totally serious, and if you knew me, you know i'm serious. >> i think i know you. >> i was going to put a billboard
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
the disaster. the ever growing government deficits, debt, doubling of people on welfare, what do you think in the privacy -- i know you spend time reading and you are a student of history. what do you think privately will happen to this country? >> i think -- hmm. i think that we are -- >> in trouble. >> yeah. i think we are in a situation that we will either rise and be our best sefls. i saw something over the weekend. 70% of americans don't trust each other. if that remains true, well, we become europe. we have to trust each other. we have to be our bet sefls. otherwise we breast cancer up and never come back. there is a good chance that with the mike lee and the ted cruz of the world we do to the republican party what happened to the wigs. there was no third party. there were 20 republicans. by 1860 they had a president elected. i think that can happen in a faster time because of the internet. the if people stick to their principles and the people of the country remain good and decent to each other. if we believe the things that we are playing "knockout" and fighting over a few extra bu
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
of these cash-strapped and deficit-strung countries in europe would like to have this when it comes to turning the private sector around? we're talking about 47 months. the jobless rate now is at 7% in this country. according to the bureau of labor statistics. we added 203,000 jobs in the month of november. it's all positive stuff. here's the bottom line. no republican help, no republican help for workers. no jobs package to make it better. this is all being done under president obama and the democrats' watch. john in this case coals, great to have you with us tonight. remember to answer tonight's question at the bottom of your screen. share your thoughts on twitter and ed show and facebook. we always want to know what you think. >>> coming up, a romney rerun. america has seen this movie before. but it's the only ticket that conservatives got to get into the theater. >>> plus, rush limbaugh's crude comments about the president and the pope have catholics demanding penance. stay with us. we're right back. from the frozen tundra. ♪ that's mine. that's mine. ♪ come on, kyle. ♪ [ horn honks
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. you're right. they have a big current account deficit. if and when we see a beg effect on tapering, we may see them suffer. >> violence with the mines. this is a nation that has a lot of questions open. >> absolutely. he didn't solve everything but certainly i think things could have been far worse. >> and also the metamorphosis just as gorbachev was changing the world as well. >> he shifted in four years. the castro bothers, 50 years, they still haven't. >> it's nice seeing you down here. >> you, too. >> as massive ice storm is moving across the country bringing freezing rain, snow, sleet and jim cantore joins us. >> reporter: thank you very much. normally in the east the sun comes back up and it warms up and everything melts. unfortunately it's only going to get colder. this morning we started out at 30 degrees and now it's all frozen and the same this evening is happening on the road. you'll notice the cake and the glaze, you have to pry this off. the salt and sand trucks are dealing with the main there owe fair -- thoroughfares. but mass transit, about a thousand fights in and out
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
budget, offering responsible solutions to address the budget deficit, cancel the sequester and grow the economy. last march we offered our budget for fiscal year 2014 as an alternative to the budget that was adopted by the house. the c.b.c. budget makes tough choices. but not at the expense of our most vulnerable communities. the c.b.c. budget offers a concrete plan that both cancels the economically disastrous sequester and then pays for that cancellation. our budget is able to do so while also protecting social security, medicare, medicaid, snap nutrition benefits and other vital safety net programs that protect millions of americans from poverty. c.b.c. budget also reduces the nation's budget deficit by approximately $2.8 trillion over the next decade, compared to the february baseline calculated by the congressional budget office. other ideas have been presented in the past to either cancel the sequester or reduce the deficit. they almost always include significant cuts to social security and medicare. these ideas have included changing the way the social security benefits are c
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
. he faced the largest per capita deficit in the country. pointdebt of about three $5 billion. he did several terms of -- as mayor of stamford, connecticut. make 2012 the year of education in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. the governor took the lead in passing one of the nations more dramatic education bills. act -- some of the required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% will be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioners network similar to the recovery school district and we see hannah. it has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. an increased charter school funding. the figure will go to 11,500 i fiscal 2015. -- 2015.cal 20 fiend you. is great to be with i appreciate the opportunity to speak about an issue that is very dear to my heart. i like to talk about what really needs to happen in the united states and put it into an appropriate context. we have been at the business of educating on a public basis
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
's first democratic governor in 20 years. upon taking office, he faced the largest per capita deficit in the country. total debt of about three point -- $3.5 billion. he did several terms as mayor of stamford, connecticut, promising to make 2012 the year of education. in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. the governor took the lead in passing one of the nation's more dramatic education bills. it was public act 12116. some of the packages required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% will be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioner's network similar to the recovery school district. it has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. today, 11 have been entered into that network. an increased charter school funding. the figure will go to $11,500 by fiscal 2015. with that, let me turn the microphone over to the governor. it is all you. [applause] >> it is great to be with you. i appreciate the opportunity to speak about
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
-- finally, what do believe is the most likely impact on you every large federal budget deficit and debt in terms of your own personal financial situation. toin, i would draw your eye the two top scorers here, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:30pm EST
, smarter way to reduce our deficit. but because of sequestration, too many families and small businesses in new hampshire have felt firsthand the dramatic effects of us failing to do our job. with the potential budget agreement coming from senator murray and congressman ryan, we have an opportunity to reduce these impacts, to finally get to work replacing the harmful cuts from sequestration with a responsible plan that will grow our economy and create jobs. finally, it's my hope that a budget agreement also includes an extension of unemployment benefits for the millions of americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. now, in new hampshire, our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and it has been consistently throughout this recession. but that doesn't help if you're in a household where the breadwinners are unemployed. that household has 100% unemployment rate. so despite the significant progress for our economy since the recession, the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high. and for millions of americans finding a job remains very difficult in this
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
at present levels and to manage the budget deficit with a view to its continuous reduction. similarly, we are agreed that a permanently higher general level of taxation is to be avoided. to achieve these important objectives will require consistent discipline on the part of both the central and the provincial governments. furthermore, this disciplined approach will ensure that we integrate the objectives of our reconstruction and development plan within government expenditure and not treat them as incidental to the tasks of government, marginalised to the status of mere additions to the level of expenditure. there are major areas of desperate need in our society. as a signal of its seriousness to address these, the government will, within the next 100 days, implement various projects under the direct supervision of the president. let me briefly explain these. children under the age of six and pregnant mothers will receive free medical care in every state hospital and clinic where such need exists. [applause] similarly, a nutritional feeding scheme will be implemented in every primary scho
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
in the office. there was a $330 million accumulated deficit over time. we had $18 billion overhang. so we were never able to go out and increase revenue. so the only way that we stayed alive, quite frankly, is through cuts. you know, we cut everything that we could. unless there is more investment coming into the city and a new stream of revenue, there was no way to fix the problem. so now with bankruptcy imminent, i think debt off of the balance sheet would be less than it is today and that's going to be a positive on a going forward basis. >> a lot to go around, any particular issue or person? >> i don't look at blame as anything that's going to be helpful at this point in time. i want to concentrate on the glass being half full as opposed to half empty and say all of us, those of us who live in the city, who work in the city, who care about this, need to come to the table to see what positive impetus we can bring with us. >> any plans to do anything to step up the collection of property taxes to bring in more revenue to the city? >> property taxes are being collected as we speak. i think it
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:05pm EST
deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted, and i quote, for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no, no. these extraordinary circumstances continue adds indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisors, that highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances in a few words continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it occurs with cbo, wall street analysts and other economists, that allowing the federal ui program to expire who cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national economic impact would be shortsighted. to ignore the human, the individual human impact would be cold hearted. that is not the better nation, the better nature of our nation. and i trust of thi
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
school diploma is over $20,000 a year. that translates into $5,000. >> so in personal deficits or not, especially if we have a national deficit, spending money on pell grants is a good investor -- a good investment for our tax payers? >> it is not spending, it's an investment. you are absolutely correct. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i appreciate this opportunity. it's a fascinating conversation. i want to focus on the testimony of dr. robinson. hearing is important because it highlights the testimony of now moving as a away from a philosophy toward higher education that focuses only on access and starts to look at success. i'm a product of pell grants. i could not have graduated from wabash college without pell grants. i have lived the importance of these degrees great but the world has changed a lot in last 40 years. i would say the federal financial aid system is one of the great success stories in the history of the federal government. access, weal was provided access to higher education for people in this country like never before. the challenge is, when these programs
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
taking office, he faced a largest per capita deficit in the country. total debt of about $3.5 billion. before taking office, he did several terms as mayor of stanford, connecticut from 1995 to 2009. and what's particularly relevant today for this conversation is promising to make 2012 the year of education in connecticut. he tackled reform agenda and a state long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. and the governor took the lead of passing one of the nation's more dramatic education bills signed in maif of 2012. it was public act 12116 and act concerning education reform. some of the packages most significant features required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 5% of the evaluation will be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioner's networking similar to the recovery school direct in louisiana. which is the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools to date. 11 have been entered to the networking. and increased per pupil charter school funding to $10,500 in fiscal 2013. it will go to $11
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the constituents to a final resolution? >> i got to do this. inheriting a state with the largest per capita deficit representing 17% of total revenue, and i had to go in a different direction. a lot of states were saying that they would cut, but we actually realize that our cap was too big to cut our way out of it. i went on the road and got got beat up. someone had to go on the road. there were a lot of people mad at me. a lot of folks spending a lot of money to try to defeat the organized effort at school reform, even though they supported certain aspect of it. it was the total picture that they did not want to see. they might carve out a corner they like, but it was a total picture. someone has to have the discussion. someone has to bring the discussion to the community. someone has to demonstrate you mean business. we want to work with them, but we need to change direction. hartford, new haven, bridgeport. those are some of your largest school districts. you cannot succeed at that. when you're looking at connecticut demographically, as one of the more rapidly aging states, you are throwing away
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
were to continue, would lead to greater federal deficit, which would eventually reduce the nation's output in income, slightly what would occur under current law. so i believe we should be focused on how we get folks back to work. that is where the house has been focused. unfortunately, after 140-some bills we passed over to the senate, they still await even consideration at all by that body. so with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his comment. we need to have the -- we don't have the time nor the inclination of going through the bills which the gentleman refers as jobs bills. of course we have an alternative and mr. van hollen will be talking about that in terms of jobs, investment, infrastructure, investment in education and growing jobs for our people. but the fact of the matter is, mr. speaker, there are 1.3 million people who can't find a job. to say that they will be disincentivized because we continue to give them some support so they can survive and their families can survive during the period of time that they're looking for a job, th
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
, on the economy, on health care, on the deficit. that's very specific and has an impact on next year's elections. >> tonight, chris will afford us all the opportunity to watch the president of the united states. >> "hardball" is kicking you know what? it's kicking it old school, man. remember we used to watch "who wants to be a millionaire" and regis had to be on every night. chris was on at 2:00 and 3:00, 12 times a day. he's on 7:00 now. boom. the number one show. >> more popular than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. >> you embarrass me, joe. >> not so easily embarrassed, chris. i assure our audience. >> i think it's interesting, joe. you ask the greatest question tonight. you know the business. i don't usually need them. i enjoy just duking it out with politicians at a distance. i don't need to beg them to come on my show. i always thought, i see the president pop up on different kind of show, entertainment shows like letterman and leno and i'm thinking why can't we get them. they made some decisions in the white house and may have to do with these numbers you guys are talking about. the p
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president w
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
that deficit of caloric intake. >> we have a camera. >> stop. >> wow. >> they're solving your first world problems, there you go. >> another issue you've been looking at is educational disruption. we've been talking about that, where do you think the winners are? >> that was on camera. is that my age or iq? >> i'm terrified of buying the ulta vista of this. the entrenched -- all the reasons that this part of the economy has failed to adapt are mostly still in place. . i think it'll take a while to unwind and fix itself. we haven't put our bets down on that trend but it's going to be big, it has to be. >> what has to happen before you'll put money on the table for this? >> you know, a lot of people say there's not a lot of money in that because they're college students. come on, that's b.s., budweiser makes a lot of money. we find someone who is making money. >> i think you look good. i do. >> -- a revision to the third quarter gdp. rick santelli standing by in chicago. take it away. >> all right. our second look at third quarter gdp is off the charts out of expectation range. 3.6, 3.6. he
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